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Sony MDR-XB550AP

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of Sony MDR-XB550AP. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and bass quality. The comfort and price are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the portability. Reviews are divided on the noise isolation.

sound, price, comfort, bass quality, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-XB550AP is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Sony MDR-XB550AP review

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Sony's 'extra bass' range is all about increased power in the low end of the sound range, aimed at fans of dance music and hip hop. The MDR-XB550AP headphones are a wired, on-ear member of this range. We sent them to our lab to find out whether these...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Bikram Singh Negi (

Sony MDR XB550AP Headphones Review- Great value for money


Sony MDR XB550AP is a pair of Extra bass headphones that feature 30mm driver, wired connectivity, gold plated audio jack and a lot of bass inside them.

• Great form factor ; • Comfortable fitting ; • Lightweight ; • Non-tangling wire ; • Audio quality is good

• Not so great microphone ; • Audio output greatly varies from device to device

The Sony MDR XB550AP is a pair of Xtra bass headphones, and the headphones continue the legacy exceptionally well. There is a lot of punchy bass in there for you to enhance your overall EDM or trance experience. The headphones can also be used for...

Consumer review by: John (

Great sound


Brilliant headphones at a great price, and very prompt delivery.

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: Clairek (



Great sound, gorgeous colour. My nephew loves them

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: DMW1969 (

Great Sound and Comfortable


I bought these for my daughter for Xmas. I must say that the sound is exceptional for the price and they are very comfortable on the ears. Really delighted with the product.

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Abbie (

Amazing sound


Great headphones with fantastic sound quality - if you're a music lover these are perfect

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Ricky (

Sony headphones


Great product, worth every penny. Kids love them and I can't hear the music! Everyone's a winner!

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Andy (

SONY.......So Good


I bought these for my son at Christmas. Having had a pair of SONY headphones previously i decided to purchase SONY again and Im please i did. They are slightly cheaper than the previous pair, more comfortable on the ears, in-fact really comfy and...

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: June (

Excellent headphones


Well good set of headphones, great quality, great sound especially with the extra bass, very comfortable on the ears.

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Luke (



Look really good and are comfortable

The sound quality is strange, muffled, distant, the extra bass adds nothing to the overall sound

Dec, 2017

Product Specifications


Buttons quantity:1
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Green / Red / White
Control type:In-line control
Headset type:Binaural
Wearing style:Head-band


Acoustic system:Closed
Diaphragm material:Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
Driver Type:Dynamic
Driver unit:3
Ear coupling:Circumaural / Supraaural
Headphone frequency:5 - 22000
Headphone sensitivity:102
Magnet type:neodymium
Wearing style:Head-band

Packaging Data

User guide:Y
Warranty card:Y


Connectivity Technology:Wired

Ports & interfaces

Cable Length:1.2
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Connector contacts plating:Gold
Interface Type:3.5 mm (1/8")

Weight & Dimensions